Updates at the CRTC


On June 24, 2019, ICTV filed a Motion for Leave to Appeal Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2019-172 and Broadcasting Order CRTC 2019-173 at the Federal Court of Appeal on grounds of Reasonable Apprehension of Bias.

Read the full document here: http://tele1.ca/images/crtc/ICTV-24062019-Motion%20Record-FINAL.pdf

Simultaneously, ICTV deposited a petition to the Governor in Council requesting the decisions be rescinded on grounds they violate Paragraph 3(1)(d)(i) of the Broadcasting Act and therefor serve to harm, impoverish and weaken the cultural, political, social and economic fabric of Canada. The petition also asked the Governor in Council to remove the Chair and Vice-Chair of the CRTC from their positions as well as to fill the openings by members of Canada's diverse ethnic and linguistic minorities.


On April 17, 2018, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) published ICTV-MTL's not-for-profit application (#2017-1041-8) along with seven other applications by commercial entities: https://crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2018/2018-127.htm 

Download a summary of the ICTV-MTL application, "TELE1 - An ICTV project": (EN) 1 page PDF

View related documents: https://services.crtc.gc.ca/pub/instances-proceedings/Default-defaut.aspx?EN=2018-127&Lang=eng 

A template for letters of support for the application can be found here: (EN) Sample Letter of Support

Deadline for submission of interventions: 7 June 2018

Email your letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or submit to the CRTC directly at THIS LINK. (Attention: To support the application of ICTV-MTL, you must select 2017-1041-8: Independent Community Television Montreal under "Choose an Applicant").

The Commission will hold a public hearing commencing on 26 November 2018 at 9 a.m. at the Conference Centre, Portage IV, 140 Promenade du Portage, Gatineau, Quebec.

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Television has changed the world. The time has come to change television. ICTV‑MTL is composed of a group of people who came together out of concern over the current state of television in this country, and more particularly, in the Greater Montreal Region. One need not be an expert to glance over the media landscape and to quickly realize that a handful of private entities are in charge of our airwaves. The dream is to break this monopoly and to build a television station run, by and for, our communities.
This act of imagination becoming reality is not only vital for the strengthening and empowerment of our communities but is also a critical condition for the improvement of democracy.

« Montréal et Canada ont absolument besoin de ce type de télévision reflétant le caractère pluraliste de la principale ville du Québec. »

- Lorraine Guay, infirmière, impliquée de longue date dans la défense des droits fondamentaux.


"We are seeking a CRTC license to end the corporate control of ethnic broadcasting in Canada."

- Jooneed Khan (Jeeroburkhan), renowned retired journalist and columnist reporting and advocating for human rights.